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Upton Sinclair Presents William Fox (First Edition)

By: Upton Sinclair

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Upton Sinclair: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030886

Condition: Very Good


A melodrama of fortune, conflict and triumph about the famous American industrialist. Orange publisher's cloth with black lettering and design on spine and front cover. No writing in the book. xvii, 377pp. Frontispiece portrait. Spine sunned. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memorial Addresses at a Service Honoring Ernest Carroll Moore 1871-1955 (First Edition)

By: Various

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027857

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Held in Royce Hall Auditorium on the Los Angeles Campus of the University of California February 15, 1955. Five Eulogies. Includes a letter from Moore's widow (Kate Gordon Moore) to "Mrs, Klingberg" dated December 9, 1957. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Dudley C. Haskell (A Representative from Kansas), delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, Forty-Eighth Congress, First Session (First Edition)

By: Various

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030826

Condition: Good


Brown gilt cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. 78pp. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Jackie: A Life in Pictures (First Edition)

By: Verlhac, Pierre-Henri [Editor]; Dherbier, Yann-Brice [Editor];

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, PowerHouse Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042224

ISBN: 1576872424

Condition: Like New


First Edition. White publisher's cloth. Illustrated. 272pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied.From Pierre-Henri Verlhac and Yann-Brice Dherbier, the editors of the best-selling John F. Kennedy: A Life in Pictures, comes its companion, Jackie: A Life in Picturesa visual voyage through the life of Jackie, also known as Jackie Bouvier, Jackie Kennedy, Jackie Onassis. This iconic volume features the most exquisite photographs, many of which are previously unpublished... View more info

North to Danger (Signed)

By: Virgil Burford

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Caldwell, ID, The Caxton Printers, Ltd: 1969

Seller ID: 041628

Condition: Very Good


Author's gift inscription on front free end paper. Publisher's cloth. Illustrated. 267pp. Full refund if not satisfied. The biography of Virgil Burford of Alaska. View more info

Beyond the Hills: An Ulster Headmaster Remembers

By: W. Haughton Crowe

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dundalk, Dundalgan Press: 1971

Seller ID: 038822

Condition: Very Good +


Green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Frontispiece. Private library mark. viii, 239pp. Illustrated. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Divided Lives (Signed)

By: Walsh, Elsa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1995

Edition: Third Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 030802

ISBN: 0684804018

Condition: Fine


Probes deeply into the private worlds and private wounds of three strikingly successful women. Resonates with all who are seeking to strike a sense of balance in their lives. Two toned cloth with gold spine lettering. Author's signature on free end paper page with publisher's seal. 284pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Samuel Seabury: A Challenge (Signed First Edition)

By: Walter Chambers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and London, The Century Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 029154

Condition: Very Good -


Blue cloth with black lettering and design on spine and front cover. Author's gift inscription inside front cover. There is no other writing in the book. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated. xii, 389pp., index. Spine sunned. Front inner hinge starting at title page. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Recollections of the Private Life of Napoleon by Constant (3 volumes) First Thus

By: Walter Clark, Translator

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and Boston, H. M. Caldwell Co: 1895

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 030697

Condition: Very Good


This work was first published in 1830, but had never before been translated into English. Complete 3 volume set. Burgundy cloth with gold gilt lettering and design on spines. Attractive set. Frontispieces with tissue guards. Illustrated. Top of page edges gilt. 431; 323; 435pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Isadora Duncan: Her Life, Her Art, Her Legacy

By: Walter Terry

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015429

Condition: Near Fine


Interior clean and unmarked. Dust jacket price clipped with small ink price written in. Minimal wear to dust jacket, now protected by mylar. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. in 2 volumes

By: Washington Irving

Price: $95.00  $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Knickerbocker Press: 1895

Edition: Reprint edition

Seller ID: 017449

Condition: Very Good


Two volume set. Dark blue cloth over beveled boards, elaborately decorated in gilt & white on covers & spines, frontispieces in both volumes, 28 photogravure & photo plates, elaborately decorated color borders printed throughout textblock, spine on volume 1 slightly cocked, xix, 294; vi, 315pp., The wonderfully illustrated Van Tassel edition of Irving's famed collection of short stories including Rip Van Winkle, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Of particular interest a... View more info

Elizabethan and Jacobean Playwrights (INSCRIBED)

By: Wells, Henry W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by the Author

Seller ID: 003988

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the Author Nice personal inscription by Wells dates Nov 25, 1957. View more info

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Adam Smith: The Man and His Works (New)

By: West, E. G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.: 1977

Seller ID: 036838

ISBN: 091396607X

Condition: New


New in publisher's shrink wrap. Adam Smith s political economy, as we shall endeavor to show, has meaning for all times, and indeed in many ways even the modern era has not yet caught up with it. -E. G. West, in his Prefatory Note.Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, was no dry pedant. His lectures and writings are alive with examples taken from the busy eighteenth-century world around him, and Edmund Burke praised his literary style as rather painting than writ... View more info

Portraits in American Archaeology: Remembrances of Some Distinguished Americanists

By: Willey, Gordon Randolph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., Univ of New Mexico Pr: 1989

Edition: First Ediition

Seller ID: 004157

ISBN: 0826311334

Condition: As New


Nice Copy. No writing in the book - not even an owners name.Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Henry Ford: His Life, His Work, His Genius (Signed)

By: William Adam Simonds

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Indianapolis and New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1943

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 042414

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth. Gift inscription on front free end paper to a 21 year old WW2 Marine somewhere in the South Pacific. Frontispiece. 365pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams

By: William Carlos Williams

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1961

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 028586

Condition: Very Good


Powder blue cloth with gold lettering. No writing in the book. 402pp., index. Ex-library. Dust jacket is secured in place by adhesive. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Southern Sidelights: A Record of Personal Experience

By: William E. Cox

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Edwards & Broughton Co: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027927

Condition: Very Good -


Gray cloth with gold lettering. Warmly inscribed on front free end-paper. Ink blotches on Dedication and Copyright pages. Frontispiece portrait. xii, 170pp. Full refund if not satisfied. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Southern Sidelights: A Record of Personal Experience (First Printing)

By: William E. Cox

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Raleigh, NC, Edwards & Broughton Co: 1942

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 029817

Condition: Very Good -


Silver cloth with gold spine lettering. Ex-library stamps in several places. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated. xii, 170pp. No writing in the book. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero (Two Volumes in One)

By: William Forsyth

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner and Co: 1871

Edition: Third American Edition

Seller ID: 024810

Condition: Very Good -


Brown cloth with gold lettering and design, frontispiece with tissue guard, personal bookplate, previous owner's name written on free end-paper, front inner hinge split, title page slightly torn at hinge, 364; 341pp., with an 8-page Publisher's Catalog, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero

By: William Forsyth

Price: $100.00  $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1871

Edition: Third American Edition

Seller ID: 039372

Condition: Near Fine


3/4 leather with dual leather labels. Marbled boards. Two volumes in one. Bound in silk ribbon page marker. Handsome, fine binding. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 341pp., index. All page edges marbled. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Memoirs of Monsignor William Francis O'Brien (Signed Limited First Printing)

By: William Francis O'Brien

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Durham, NC, 1958

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 029808

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gold lettering on front board. Plain white dust-jacket with clear mylar cover. Limited to 1,000 copies - this is #593. Inscribed by the author on Limited Edition page. There is no other writing in the book. Illustrated. 108pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Arthur Letts, 1862-1923: Man and Merchant, Steadfast Friend, Loyal Employer

By: William H. B. Kilner

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Young & McCallister, Inc: 1927

Seller ID: 015447

Condition: Very Good


Pages are age-toned, but crisp and neatly bound. Text printed on laid paper and illustrated with glossy photo frontispiece and plates. Fore and tail edges deckled, head edge gilt. Previous owner's raised stamp and blacked-out name to endsheets - no other writing or markings. Blue satin covers show modest wear. Leather spine label somewhat chipped, affected gilt lettering. A handsome volume. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

By: William Howard Adams

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042343

ISBN: 0300069030

Condition: Very Good +


An illustrated study brings to life the atmosphere and personalities of pre-revolutionary Paris, traces their influence on the American envoy, and recounts his participation in the life of the city and its intrigues at court.Hardcover. Private library mark. 354pp., index. Marginalia on just a few pages. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Floyd Collins of Sand Cave: A Photographic Memorial

By: William R. Halliday

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Louisville, TN, Bryson's Printing: 2004

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 032374

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. 33pp. Illustrated. Portrait frontispiece (of Collins). No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Baroness de Bode 1775-1803

By: William S. Childe-Pemberton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, New York and Bombay, Longmans, Green, and Co: 1900

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 040879

Condition: Very Good -


Publisher's cloth. Front board and lower spine dampstained. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Illustrated with portraits. xvii, 296pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By: William Sharp

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010312

Condition: Near Fine


This book is from the library of Dr. Bryan Shelley author of Shelley and Scripture published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Shelley has written is name and date of purchase in pen on first blank end sheet. Deckled edges, gilt top edge and spine. Binding shows some shelf wear. Spine sturdy and pages clean. View more info

The Life of Miranda (Volume I) Sample edition

By: William Spence Robertson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press: 1929

Edition: Autographed Edition

Seller ID: 034463

Condition: Very Good


Signed by the author. Autographed Sample edition. Limited Edition of 105 copies of which only 90 will be for sale." This copy is number ___ of Volume One (signed by W. S. Robertson). Unnumbered. Vellum cloth spine with burgundy boards. Gold gilt lettering on spine and front cover. "Sample" stamps in several places. Volume 2 likely did not accompany the sample. 38 illustrations. Portrait frontispiece. Illustrated. Color folding map. xviii, 327pp. ... View more info

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The Life of John Lofland, "The Milford Baird," the Earliest and Most Distinguished Poet of Deleware

By: William W. Smithers

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Wallace M. Leonard, Publisher: 1894

Edition: Limited edition

Seller ID: 014282

Condition: Very Good -


Number 53 out of 500 limited edition copies. Turquoise covers with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Covers show minimal wear. Gilt head edge, deckled fore and tail edges. Text printed on laid paper. Ink name on flyleaf - no other writing in the book. Portrait frontispiece protected by tissue guard. Mild foxing. Binding tight. An attractive volume. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner (Uncorrected Proof)

By: Wineapple, Brenda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ticknor & Fields: 1989

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 028023

ISBN: 0899194427

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Lower right corner of front cover is chipped and worn. Writing on rear cover and inside rear cover. xvii, 347pp. Some marginalia. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Makers of Modern Culture

By: Wintle, Justin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Facts on File Inc: 1981

Seller ID: 039241

ISBN: 0871964937

Condition: Near Fine


Sets forth biographical profiles of more than five hundred men and women whose ideas or accomplishments have significantly influenced the course and culture of the twentieth century. Publisher's cloth. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Dual columns. xviii, 605pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Letter to the Past: An Autobiography (First Edition)

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028679

ISBN: 0889027153

Condition: Very Good +


Red cloth with gold lettering on spine. No writing in the book. Solid copy. 329pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

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Anne Brusselmans MIssion Accomplished My Mother

By: Yvonne Daley-Brusselmans

Price: $75.00  $25.00

Publisher: Self-published:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 018415

Condition: Very Good


Author's gift inscription on Dedication page, there is no other writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. View more info